Our Fruit Tree Restoration Project is intended to improve and extend our display of fruit trees developed by Luther Burbank. His first major accomplishment in California was the propagation of 20,000 prune trees, and he spent considerable effort over the years to improve the flavor and yield of many different fruits.
Several of the fruit trees in the Gardens have reached the end of their life spans, and others are not thriving in their present location. The Restoration Project will remove these trees and replace them in a more beneficial location with new semi-dwarf trees of the appropriate types including Mr. Burbank’s Santa Rosa and Wickson plums.
This revitalized Orchard will complement the Edible Garden and remain a highlight of the Garden tour for visitors and school groups.
The Fruit Tree Restoration Project is funded in part by proceeds from Clark Wolf’s Farm Forums and John Lyle’s Chosen Spot pop-up dinners.